The face of addiction in N.J. is sometimes young, handsome and haunted Keeping Mike alive / October 10, 2023 / NJ.com By Spencer Kent Mike eyes me suspiciously, a smoldering cigarette in hand. I’m pretty Read More »
The $641 million that New Jersey is receiving in opioid settlement funds is starting to make its way to our communities. All 21 counties in the state are entitled to receive funding, as well as Read More »
The Ocean County Opioid Advisory Council convened a public forum on Tuesday, March 7 at the Southern Service Center in Manahawkin, where officials heard from members of grassroots nonprofit organizations dedicated to addiction recovery and to fighting the opioid overdose crisis. Input was invited to help the newly appointed council determine how best to utilize the opioid settlement money Ocean County will receive – on average $900,000 per year for the next 18 years – to create and improve treatment options and services in the county. The council advises the Ocean County Board of Commissioners.
Sea Change RCO’s Dual Goal to Serve Recovery Community While Influencing Policy | The SandPaper | March 1, 2023 By Victoria Ford Sea Change is more than a nonprofit recovery community organization. It’s a vehicle Read More »
On December 29, 2022, the federal Omnibus bill containing the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act was finally signed into law, officially eliminating the outdated X-waiver and making medication assisted treatment more accessible for our loved ones in New Jersey and across the entire country! Take a minute to celebrate, huge federal wins like this don’t happen every day, and this is life-changing and life-saving stuff.
Thanks to the tireless organizing of people with substance use disorder, their loved ones, and community members, New Jersey has been expanding access to the life-saving overdose-reversing drug, naloxone. However, access should be expanded even further through the use of free naloxone vending machines.
Elizabeth Burke Beaty with her husband Tom, their son Tommy, and dog Hank, in front of their belongings in Holgate, after Superstorm Sandy swept through their community in 2012. Burke Beaty went on to create Read More »